Before my big trip to the UK, we were invited to stay with some friends at their farm down in Denmark (Western Australia). We gladly accepted, knowing that it would be great for us to spend some quality family time together, before I flew off.
However, we planned to stay for 7 days, then after 3 days upon returning home, I was going to fly overseas for 4 weeks!
This made me incredibly tense because I felt I hadn’t finished ALL THE THINGS I NEEDED TO DO!
7 DAYS! I could do so much in 7 days!
I needed to pack up the Christmas tree and decorations, get my son’s new school uniforms tailored, set up a new phone plan for my other son, organise stationery for the kids, do a new year clean out… back up my data, email clients, finish up projects, update my blog, and zillions of other things that swirled around in my head.
And every time I thought about the THINGS I NEEDED TO DO, my palms sweated, my heart raced, my stomach felt ill and I start to feel faint and paralysed. Anxiety attack maybe?
It took some serious relaxation and cognitive techniques to realise that HELLO, I am on holiday!
This is the LAST TIME my kids will ever be 13, 11 and 7 years old, staying on a farm, with our generous friends, doing cool things like riding on tractors, go-karts, snorkelling, boating, paddling down a river. This is the last and only time I will be in this exact moment.
Life is now! Jump in or you’ll miss out on creating memories!
I’m so happy I did finally relax. We had such an awesome week.
My heart grew so, so, SO big for each of my boys, my husband, our friends, the wonders of nature and the simple life we’ve carved for ourselves.
I took so many beautiful photos and I’ll be sharing them over the next few weeks, starting with this photo of my son, sharing his New Year message for 2017: LOLs
Tee hee, enjoy!